FLS 2018 Executive Board Elections
FLS 2018 Election Information
The FLS Board is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2018 election and thanks each of them for their willingness to volunteer their time and talent to the Section.
The library system listed with each candidate’s hometown indicates the person’s residency.
The 2018 slate to fill the FLS Executive Board is listed below. Please click on the Profile link for additional information on each person, or click here for all of the profiles.
These candidates will be installed on the FLS Executive Board at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Section to be held on Friday, November 9 during the 2018 NYLA Annual Conference in Rochester, NY. The membership meeting will take place during the FLS Friend-Raiser Luncheon at the Central Library.,12:30 - 2:00. The event also features Let’s Market Our Libraries! with Joy Testa Cinquino of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
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2018 Slate for the FLS Executive Board
First Vice President/President Elect (vote for one)
Second Vice President (vote for one)
Treasurer (vote for one)
Member At Large (vote for three)
Leslie S. W. Riley
Click here for FLS Candidate Profiles.
The FLS Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among FLS members for the position of president-elect (annually), for the position of 2nd vice president, secretary or treasurer (every two years), and for Members At Large of the Executive Board (annually). The office of President is a three-year term, first serving as First Vice President/President-Elect, then Section President, and then Immediate Past President. Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition.
Article VII, Nominations and Elections, Section B. of the FLS By-Laws states that additional nominations of Section members may be added to the slate of candidates by petition signed by ten members. The petition must be submitted by May 31, prior to the scheduled issuing of the ballot by NYLA on June 15.
Individuals wishing to appear on the 2018 ballot as a petition candidate for the office of FLS President-Elect, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, or Member At Large must complete a petition along with a candidate profile sheet and submit both to Janet Kreason, Chair, FLS Nominating Committee, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, May 31, 2018. Job descriptions for these elected positions and a candidate profile sheet can be found below.
In 2015, FLS began holding its election for the Executive Board exclusively online. Those members without Internet access at home or at work can access NYLA’s election process by visiting their local public library.
In mid-June, notification of the election is sent to all NYLA members eligible to vote via an e-mail blast, detailing the log in process for casting ballots through the NYLA Online Membership Center. To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of June 14.
Only the primary contact person of a Friends Group that is an organizational member of NYLA / FLS is eligible to vote on behalf of the group. (Elected officers registered with NYLA through a Friends group’s organizational membership are not eligible to take part in the election.)
The elections open on June 15 and close on July 15. Results are announced in late July via the FLS listserv and published in the fall issue of the FLS newsletter.
Job Descriptions for Elected Officers of the FLS Executive Board:
FLS Elections Archives